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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BRINGS

Wonderful are the accounts he brings of that far-off world, where his spirit wanders.

This brings us to his meeting with Halbert Davis at the door.

Sunday comes, and brings with it a day of general gloom and austerity.

And though it requires sacrifice, it brings a deeper fulfillment.

Yet if it brings marvelous joy it also brings exquisite pain.

And this brings me to an important factor in the case: the factor of evolution.

As it is the Holy Ghost who brings us to faith, so it is He who preserves us in it.

"And that brings us straight to the point concerning you," said Linda.

But it is sorrow and trouble that brings you the nearest, and it was a funeral that done it with us.

And that brings me near to the stage of this business which concerns you and me.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English bringan "to bring, bring forth, produce, present, offer" (past tense brohte, past participle broht), from Proto-Germanic *brenganan (cf. Old Frisian brenga, Middle Dutch brenghen, Old High German bringan, Gothic briggan); no exact cognates outside Germanic, but it appears to be from PIE root *bhrengk-, compound based on root *bher- (1) "to carry" (cf. Latin ferre; see infer).

The tendency to conjugate this as a strong verb on the model of sing, drink, etc., is ancient: Old English also had a rare strong past participle form, brungen, corresponding to modern colloquial brung. To bring down the house figuratively (1754) is to elicit applause so thunderous it collapses the roof.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.